When I first made the decision to start a blog, all I did wanted was to become a better writer. And while I have met and connected with a lot of incredible and amazing people on this path, I have equally grown to be better doing this. I have worked with a couple of small brands here and there, no much money have been made yet but hey, we are gradually getting there.
Blogging is serious business and I personally think it’s unfair to judge or disregard bloggers based on these top 10 myths and misconceptions.
1. Blogging is the new trend and everyone is in it for the money
Yea, blogging may be the new trend but no, not everyone is in it for the money. When I started blogging, I wasn’t even aware that one could make money from it. I had no idea how to profit from it until I got enlightened on the subject matter. So, not every blogger is in it for the money and not every blogger out there is blogging because it’s the new trend, some do it for fun.
2. Blogging is going to fade away soon
Blogging has been around for decades and it’s not going away anytime soon. Why? Because it’s one of the most effective strategy for online marketing. A blog is an online space where you can regularly update your visitors with information about upcoming updates, offers, and news. It’s not a fad!
3. Bloggers make tons of money from each post
4. Bloggers are not real writers
5. Blogging is cheap and easy
Whenever I hear someone say this, I feel like giving them a slap at the back of their head. If you don’t know this before, hear it now and inform everyone that don’t know; Blogging is a lot of work!!! You need concentration, you need to do well detailed research and put in hours of dedicated effort and time. It’s a full time commitment! See, no aspect of blogging is easy and it’s not cheap in anyway especially if you really want to go professional. You may not need money to start but you certainly need money to build and sustain a successful platform. I am currently working so hard to upgrade my blog and I know what it’s taking me but I know I had enjoy the benefits later on. Little wonder why some take it as a full time job because it’s really not easy.
6. Anyone can start a blog
7. If you don’t have a large audience and you don’t experience immediate success, then you are not a real blogger
8. So you are a blogger? That means we are looking at the next Linda Ikeji?
9. You have to post everyday to grow your blog
10. Blogging is no big deal and it’s for jobless or unserious people
So they said! But hey I’m an inspiration and lifestyle blogger and it may not be that much of a big deal but we are not jobless or unserious people. Most bloggers do this thing full time and it pays off for them. It’s only those who have no vision or purpose as to why they blog that can be referred to as unserious or jobless.
Hope you enjoyed reading the post? Do let me know if you can relate to all of this, I would love to know your thoughts and opinions.